Alla fine del mondo
|Title||Alla fine del mondo|
|Publisher||Petone Settlers Museum & Club Garibaldi|
The book traces the largely chain migration from several small towns and villages in Italy to Island Bay, Eastbourne, Lower Hutt and other parts of New Zealand's capital city. The individual chapters feature migrants who became fishermen, market gardeners and business people, the story of Italians judged to be dangerous enemy aliens and interned and the role of Club Garibaldi as a unifying and friendly force in a foreign land. The name of the book was chosen because in both fact and feeling the term accurately describes the migrants' belief that they had travelled to the ends of the earth to find their "buona fortuna" (good life).